Created on 8/10/2020. Written by Alan Lu.
College: Texas Tech
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Good shooter, especially from deep
Solid scorer off the dribble
Decent rebounder for his size
Fairly good defender that can get steals
May lack an elite first step off the dribble
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Might not be a natural playmaker
His effort on defense can lag at times
Might not be a true point guard, but is undersized to play the two
Nimari Burnett is an athletic, skilled combo guard that can shoot and score the basketball. He is a prolific scorer that has a strong pull-up game, and he also can finish plays above the rim. He also is a fairly solid defender that can shut down his opponents when he is dialed in, and he can rack up numerous steals. He will need to show teams that he can effectively run the point, especially at higher levels. Currently, he projects to be a second round prospect for the 2021 draft.
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